Aspire Education

Aspire Education

Aspire is the Bay Area’s leader in providing effective supplemental education programming, having served over 16,000 students over the last 16 years. Through our transformative tutoring program, we empower our students with the skills to become independent, active learners. We work with individual students on a sliding scale and have partnered with dozens of fellow nonprofits to design custom programs for underserved students,

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Students Rising Above

Students Rising Above (SRA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting and empowering low-income, first-generation students to access and obtain post-secondary education and secure career-ladder jobs, fueling a diverse and inclusive workforce and thriving economy. Every year, Students Rising Above accepts applications from Bay Area High School seniors who are interested in becoming SRA scholars. We select students who demonstrate drive and potential,

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Girls on the Run Northbay

Girls on the Run North Bay fosters a healthy mindset and life strategies in girls through experiential learning discussions, out-door play activities, and movement after-school throughout Sonoma, Napa & Solano counties. Young girls (ages 8 to 13), and particularly, those who come from traditionally under-represented ethnic and racial groups and financially disadvantaged families will be given the opportunity to learn positive behavioral health strategies by participating in the preventative youth development program that positively impacts their social &

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area provides one-to-one community-based mentoring to children between the ages of 6 and 18 who reside in the nine Bay Area counties (Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano). We match volunteer adults (18 and older) with children in need of extra support and mentoring to help them with life challenges.

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A Note from our Board Chair

With great sadness, we regret to inform you that the Board of Directors has decided to wind down and dissolve OnePercent for Education; and the organization has initiated the dissolution process. One of our primary goals was to galvanize members of the business community who had not participated or had not fully participated in social engagement. Another goal was to engage individuals and families in our work for educational equity.

We continue to believe that there are people who care deeply about the issue and that there are significant financial resources that can be generated to support this movement. Despite our efforts, OnePercent for Education was unsuccessful in generating enough funding to achieve financial sustainability at this difficult time.

Every decision made was through the lens of how we can best bring support for the kids who need it the most. This is the work that our Nonprofit Partners deliver every day and will continue to do. Our Board of Directors will individually continue to promote their efforts and encourage support of their work. As we wind down, we are distributing as much of our remaining assets as possible to our Nonprofit Partners. While each Nonprofit Partner has received modest funding, this is far less than we had hoped, given the importance of their activities.

We urge each of you to support our Nonprofit Partners in the fulfillment of their missions as it so deeply impacts the communities they serve.

Finally, we thank you for your support of OnePercent for Education.